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Brothers by my Side

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Brothers by my Side: The Story of LZ-XrayDownload includes:  

  • 125 beautifully illustrated counters, representing infantry platoons, mortars, machine gun sections, attack and transport helicopters, NVA, and VC. Twenty-four action cards that invoke special events, such as lost American platoons and sneak attacks.
  • One 11" x 8.5" map covering the key section of LZ-Xray over which the battle was fought.
  • Easy to learn game system. Complete game has seven pages of rules. 
  • Three scenarios -- Not Enough, Duck and Run, and  By My Side-- covering the different facets of the battle.

    Brothers by my Side: The Story of LZ-Ray is a simulation of the air assault by the 1-7 Air Cavalry Battalion into the hornet’s nest of three North Vietnamese Army (NVA) regiments, and the American’s subsequent 72-hour fight for survival. The player controls –by moving cardboard counters across a map and combating enemy formations— the American and Vietnamese formations that fought in the battle. The map covers Landing Zone X-ray (LZ X-Ray) in South Vietnam’s Ia Drang Valley, and the surrounding area. The counters represent infantry platoons (40-60 men), machinegun sections (4-7 men 2 machineguns), mortar batteries (4-6 tubes), and helicopter sections (2-4 helicopters). Each turn represents approximately 15 minutes. 


Are those gorgeous counters or what?  This complete downloadable PDF game features the beautiful art of Nicolas Eskubi, and can be printed and played in less time than it takes to watch a couple of episodes of Sponge Bob.  Fun, simple design, drop-jaw graphics, and no shipping! It’s a wargamer’s dream.   

What’s a downloadable game? Lock ‘n Load Publishing’s downloadable games are high quality designs with beautiful art, comparable to the best pre-printed games on the market. You purchase them right now, we send you a link, you download, print and play. No fuss, very little muss. Like we say, “more games, less guff.” 

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January 6th, 2013
My biggest gripe is no period flavor. So if you are looking to game out WE WERE SOLDIERS, pass on this one. You don't get a sense this is Nam. The game lacks detail, basically you have infantry platoons and leader counters. Mortars and Machine guns are [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on October 08, 2007.